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Cannot change WP upload path

  • I have tried this several times and I do not know why it is not working. Here’s the story from the beginning…

    Last week, I migrated my WP install from single site to multisite. I had the main site’s files going to a special directory outside of wp-content/uploads, and everything was working fine.

    Updated to multisite, and everything still works. I can even see the paths to the files on the server, which are as follows:

    Upload Path: media/images/national
    Upload URL Path: http://images.mydomain.com/national
    Fileupload Url: http://www.mydomain.com/media/images/national

    Now I created a subdomain and wanted to use similar settings, but for whatever reason, it just is not working. WordPress is not using the settings that I put into the same places for this subdomain. This is what I am using for the subdomain:

    Upload Path: media/images/cities/cityname
    Upload URL Path: http://images.mydomain.com/cities/cityname
    Fileupload Url: http://www.mydomain.com/media/images/cities/cityname

    I wanted all of the uploaded images fr all sites to have the http://images.mydomain.com “prefix.” Can someone please help and tell me why this is not working?

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  • What is it putting in it’s place?

    ipstenu, in it’s place, this appears:


    I created two new domains, and when they were first created they had these settings:

    Upload Path: wp-content/blogs.dir/4/files
    Upload URL Path: (blank)
    Fileupload URL: http://cityname.mydomain.com/files

    But when I change these settings, it just disregards them and stores the files in the wp-content/blogs.dir/4/files directory, and uses the old fileupload URL as the link to the file.

    I’m poking a bit around on my end. It shouldn’t be ignoring the changes.

    Just an update: I was wondering if my database might be corrupted, so I created a test database with basically nothing in it except what installs with WordPress. I was able to change the settings on the main site just fine, but on the subdomains, I still have the same issue. No matter what I place in the Upload Path, Upload Url Path & Fileupload Url, WordPress defaults to the original settings, creates the blogs.dir directory, uploads the files there, and gives the File URL a name of http://subdoman.mydomain.com/files/2011/07/filename.jpg.

    Now this is getting really weird.

    Another update: I can change the value to store uploads in month/year folders, but nothing else. Even trying to use wp-content/test doesn’t work.

    Thanks to anyone who can chime in to help or have had similar issues.

    I’m having an identical problem – on our multisite installation, WordPress ignores the values I’ve set for Upload Path, Upload URL Path and Fileupload Url and uses its defaults.

    Did you end up resolving the issue?

    Yes, I forgot to update it here.

    If you just comment out only one line in wp-includes/ms-settings.php. the last one which calls for ms_upload_constants(). if you open ms-default-constants.php you will see that function defining upload constants. after commenting that line it looks to be working like I wanted it.

    I don’t know why someone hasn’t found the solution and posted it sooner, because it seems like something that a lot of people would be dealing with. Oh well, hope this helps you too. 🙂

    Andrea Rennick


    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    because it’s a core hack, which is not recommended. 😉

    You know we LOVE core hacks! 😉

    But this really seems more like an oversight than a hack, because here’s my question: what’s the point of having the fields there to edit, if you can’t, in fact, edit them??

    Andrea Rennick


    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    They are used in signle sites, so you need to edit them there. but in multiple sites in a network, can jack things up. so they turned ’em off. because you need to get a global to do ti for all the sites in the wp-config file.

    Cooliojones – works perfectly.

    Seems like a bug to me! I’ve filed a ticket in trac … http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/18272.

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